Winner - Sam Desforges, Berry Gardens

Winner - Sam Desforges, Berry Gardens

Sam has effectively managed the HR department through a significant change over the last 18 months. She has recruited several new members of staff, who have bought a range of skills and experience from other industries to the business whilst managing to create a strong team ethos over a short time period and aligning the HR team to the Berry Gardens’ 5-year strategy.


She has also overseen the introduction of several new initiatives to the business over the last year including a:

  • Health & Wellbeing week
  • A 2-year management training scheme – specific to the soft fruit industry
  • In addition to launching the Future Leaders course for our grower members

Judges' Comment

"Sam’s delivery of the business change strategy has been inspirational, innovative and engaging. She has created a strong team ethos and continues to drive the business to embed the philosophy of ‘People First’."

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